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Design of the 20th Century Paperback – Special Edition, 29 Apr 2005

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  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Special edition edition (29 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822840785
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822840788
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 5.3 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 815,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charlotte and Peter Fiell run a design consultancy in London specializing in the sale, acquisition, study and promotion of design artifacts. They have lectured widely, curated a number of exhibitions, and written numerous articles and books on design and designers, including TASCHEN'S Decorative Arts series, 1000 Chairs, Industrial Design A-Z, Designing the 21st Century, Scandinavian Design, and Graphic Design for the 21st Century.

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By clare on 8 Oct. 2014
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Richly Illustrated 2 Jan. 2000
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Format: Paperback
A richly illustrated encyclopedia of the most important names, objects and ideas in the history of 20th century design (graphic design, furniture, textile, glass, ceramics and metalware). Featured in its 780 pages are more than 400 one- or two-page articles on design-related styles, individuals, schools, companies and institutions, illustrated by over 700 full-color photographs. (Copyright © by Roy R. Behrens, from Ballast Quarterly Review, Vol 15 No 2, Winter 1999-2000.)
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A century of design in your hands 26 Dec. 1999
By Claude Salzberger - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent reference book on 20th century design. It has over 700 color photographs and illustrations and is very well organized. The pocketbook size (5.5 x 7.5 in.) makes it very user friendly.The price point makes it a real bargain.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A very good dictionary for designers 6 Sept. 2001
By Manny Hernandez - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Whether you're an interior, industrial or other sort of designer, an architect, or simply a design conoisseur, this book will help answer almost all your questions about designers, design houses, movements, etc. In addition to this (definitions, biographies, etc.) you'll find an abundance of very good pictures that go with most of the entries, that illustrate them very well.
The only reason I give it four stars is because some topics it seems to cover with lots of detail (a good example is "Herman Miller") while others are left with a few lines. Yes: Herman Miller is a huge name in furniture design, but that doesn't make Gaudi, for example, any smaller.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Well Designed Design Book! 21 Sept. 2007
By Erich Bollmann - Published on
Format: Paperback
As always, this is a beautifully put together book from Taschen. It has a lot of important information, but tends to be more on the short and concise side as opposed to numerous details. Also, the layout of the book can be frustrating at times, as it's in alphabetical order and not chronological. Which is interesting...
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Nice little book full of design. 9 Nov. 2012
By Christina Chun - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Contains a great list of designs of the 20th century. Quite a thick book but it packs a lot of information and pictures. Makes a good reference and conversation starter.
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